Ryu Jun Yeol, IU, Park Jung Min, And More Confirmed To Star In Upcoming Webtoon-Based Drama
On January 28, a representative of Naver Webtoon announced that the five actors will be joining the star-studded cast for the new OTT (over the top) series “Money Game.”
The upcoming drama “Money Game” will be an eight-episode series based on webtoon writer Bae Jin Soo’s two works “Money Game” and “Pie Game.” In the story, money builds as time passes. The drama will capture the events that unfold as eight participants are placed in extreme circumstances where they are severed from society. The participants repeatedly cooperate and betray each other since the game only ends when someone dies.
Director Han Jae Rim, who worked on “The Face Reader” and the upcoming film “Emergency Declaration,” will be in charge of the writing the script and directing. The drama will highlight the fierce mental battles and emotional confrontations of the participants who are after the prize money.
Last year, Ryu Jun Yeol impressed with his emotional portrayal in JTBC’s “Lost.” He will be reuniting with director Han Jae Rim in “Money Game” after having worked together on “The King.” IU has also been busy working in Koreeda Hirokazu’s upcoming film “Broker” along with Song Kang Ho, Kang Dong Won, and Bae Doona.
Park Jung Min recently captivated viewers with his role in the Netflix series “Hellbound,” while Park Hae Joon took the industry by a storm with his portrayal in “The World of the Married.” Bae Sung Woo also makes his presence known in each project he participates in such as “Beasts Clawing at Straws.”
The new drama will be produced by Studio N, which previously produced “Sweet Home,” “Our Beloved Summer,” and “Yumi’s Cells” while also creating videos for Naver Webtoon, and Magnum Nine, which produced the films “The King” and “Emergency Declaration.” Lotte Cultureworks will be in charge of investments and participate as a co-producer.
“Money Game” is currently slated to start filming in the first half of 2022.
In the meantime, watch Ryu Jun Yeol in “The King”:
And catch IU in “Hotel Del Luna” below: